Columbia Police officers were dispatched to a report of an armed robbery at Domino’s Pizza, 1500 I-70 Dr. SW, on Jan. 26, at approximately 12:20 p.m.
The preliminary investigation revealed that three suspects entered the store and displayed handguns while demanding money. The suspects left the area with an undisclosed amount of cash. The Forensic Evidence Team assisted in collecting evidence. There were no injuries reported.
At approximately 12:26 p.m. officers were dispatched to a report of shots fired in the area of the 800 block of West Business Loop.
Officers arrived and began canvassing the area and located a vehicle that was being driven by the victim in the parking lot of a nearby hotel. Officers observed damage to the vehicle caused by gunshots. There were no injuries reported.
The suspect vehicle was described as a small red sedan with a rear spoiler and was last seen traveling eastbound on I-70.
During the investigation, officers located contraband inside the victim’s vehicle. David Preston Clark, 31, of Columbia was arrested and charged for possession of narcotics and drug paraphernalia.
These are ongoing investigations and no additional information can be provided at this time. Note: there is no evidence to suggest that the two incidents are connected.
Anyone with information about either incident is asked to please contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652 or CrimeStoppers at 573.875.TIPS (8477) to remain anonymous.
Case numbers: 2020-000800 and 2020-000802